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Lambs or Questions

Anne Boyer reading at New Voices Reading Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics at University of Chicago, 2015. In the introduction to her reading, Boyer recalls the conversation that resulted in Mute publishing the text: 'Questions for Poets', http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/questions-poets, she adds: 'They chose the questions, but tonight I choose the lambs'

Nervous Costume

Madame Tlank digresses from and back to Anne Boyer’s Garments Against Women, which is many things. A memoir written by someone without a history. A garment made for no-body. A reproduction fin in a great fleet of sharks

 

Down With Supreme Whateverness: On Anne Boyer's Garments Against Women

 

a catalogue of whales that is a catalogue 

Chronicle of a Crash Foretold

In John Barker’s Futures, an expertly crafted crime novel exploring cocaine trafficking in Thatcherite London, Tom Jennings finds a parable of neoliberalism with considerably broader resonance

 

Speaking Candour

To mark the release of You Must Make Your Death Public: A collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus, gathered from the Chris Kraus symposium held at London’s Royal College of Art in March 2013, Mute presents Karolin Meunier’s contribution, ‘Speaking Candour’.

Matthew Fuller reviews CHUBZ: the Demonization of My Working Arse, by Spitzenprodukte

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

You Must Make Your Death Public: a collection of texts and media on the work of Chris Kraus

Edited by Mira Mattar

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Not a Drop Left

The relationship between documentation and construction in Walter Benjamin’s work was central to his originality and another bone of amicable contention with his friend and editor Theodor Adorno.

Irational.org’s Traum

Irational.org’s Traum a Psychoarchaeologist’s Dramaturgy

By V.M.

Series editors: Clemens Apprich, Josephine Berry Slater, Anthony Iles & Oliver Lerone Schultz

Published in association with Post-Media Lab Books

The Speculative Horror Academy

Film still from Street of Crocodiles by The Quay Brothers

A gothic ruin provides the heady setting for John Cunningham’s short story exploring horror as a condition for contemporary thought

 

The Period of the Sleeping Fits

In his final Occultural Studies column, Eugene Thacker surveys the ‘unspeakable life’, work and dreams of surrealist poet, Robert Desnos

 

 

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